Strictly respected tradition. Moldovans sacrifice pigs on Christmas Eve

There Moldovan tradition is that the villagers as a rule sacrifice their pigs in order to make food for the Christmas table.

Many Moldovans observe the old-style religious calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7.

The relatives and the neighbors of the family sacrificing the hog as a rule attend ‘the ceremony.’

After being killed, the pig’s hair is burnt out with straws.

On January 6, the fast before Christmas also ends.

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